Antique William IV Sterling Silver Sugar Bowl by Paul Storr 1830
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A William IV silver two-handed sugar bowl by world-renowned silversmith, Paul Storr, features S-shaped handles with finely detailed leaf decoration and scrolling leaf design on the rim.
The front of the bowl is monogrammed, and the interior is gilt. The shaped body of the sugar bowl is often referred to as ‘melon’ or ‘compressed melon’. When viewed from the base, as shown in the photo, you see more of this elegant design: the silver forms twelve sectors, like the stripes of a watermelon – which of course is very much in keeping with the sweetness associated with this beautiful bowl.
This highly collectable William IV antique silver sugar bowl bears hallmarks for London 1830 and the maker’s mark of Paul Storr. You can see these stamped on the front of the sugar bowl, to the left of the monogram. This Antique Sugar Bowl is a wonderful example of the artistry of Paul Storr, made during the reign of Reign of William IV (1830–1837), the penultimate Hanovarian monarch who was succeeded in 1837 by Queen Victoria. This piece is in prime condition; the hallmarks are clear, and there are no signs of repair, dings or dents, as the photographs testify. This Antique Sugar Bowl is a wonderful example of the artistry of Paul Storr and an asset to any collector.
More About Paul Storr
Born in London, England, Paul Storr (1770–1844) was to become one of the most celebrated silversmiths of the nineteenth century. Throughout his career he worked independently, registering his first mark in 1793, and along the way formed partnerships with Rundell, Bridge & Rundell and later, John Mortimer. Rundell, Bridge & Rundell were appointed Goldsmith in Ordinary to George III. The firm benefitted in particular from the patronage of the Prince Regent (later George IV). Storr’s star continued to ascend when partnering with Mortimer, forming Storr and Mortimer in 1822 in London’s New Bond Street. Many of Storr’s commissioned pieces can be seen in stately homes, palaces, and museums across the world.
To View this Paul Storr Silver Sugar Bowl
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
The Paul Storr silver sugar bowl shown here needs skillful packing and transportation so that it arrives at your chosen delivery address in the same condition. We can deliver this precious item to almost any place across the globe and we will be pleased to handle the packing for you, but please do call or email us for a shipping quotation first before buying this item so that we can fully meet all your shipping requirements. Shipping to any mainland UK address is completely free of charge.
If you are not satisfied with the Paul Storr Sugar Bowl we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Paul Storr silver sugar bowl, unless we have inaccurately outlined the item in some material way and you do not receive the Sugar Bowl as described. You must return the article in its original packaging and condition.
You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this Paul Storr silver sugar bowl.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 10 x Width 20 x Depth 14
Weight 12.99 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 5 inches
Weight 0.40 kg
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
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While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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Our reference: 08187
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